In Thinking Nature and the Nature of Thinking Willemien Otten discusses a concept of nature that differs from the concept that dominates current discussions on nature within theology, science and environmental studies. We find ‘thinking nature’ in the work of two ‘eccentric’ thinkers, Johannes Scottus Eriugena (9th century) and Ralph Waldo Emerson (19th century) but there are also elements of this line of thought in the work of other theologians and philosophers. Otten shows that this alternate way of thinking nature can be a powerful contribution to the present debate on nature, creation and environmental issues.
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by the Swiss author Joël Dicker was immediately after its publication in 2012 a great success. It was shortlisted for, and awarded, several prestigious literary prizes, which is remarkable in view of the obvious flaws of the novel. But the criteria seem to have changed, as well as the literary discourse as a whole. From this postmodern discourse The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair emerges as a (new kind of) masterpiece.